Why I Don’t Spank My Kids

Here’s a link to an article that I wrote for Our Muddy Boots. It’s part of the “No Spank Challenge” hosted by Amy Bryant, of Parenting Beyond Punishment. This is something that I believe in entirely.

Kids are people who are most in need our protection and trust. Why spanking is still okay is way beyond me.

Give it a read. Contact me if you have any questions. If you’re not into it, move on to other stuff. There’s a great piece on The Breakfast Club here.

If you are into it, and you want to learn more. Let me know. I can point you in the right direction.



1 thought on “Why I Don’t Spank My Kids

  1. I agree with your assessment of the discipline situation.
    Punishment in any form is not appropriate for kids.
    However, if a parent or parents use opportunities to teach their kids kids lessons or correct their thinking by spanking or taking away a privilege, that is acceptable.
    Unfortunately, the idea of punishment has been ingrained into so many parents, and they forget their kids are seeking love and guidance. It is far too easy for parents to teach their kids the wrong lessons.
    I am hoping to convince as many parents as possible that punishment leads to problems later on in life for kids.

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